I bought a iris hub in January but have not been able to use it because I have been extremely busy. Today I found out that is was shut down. Lowe's says I can't return it because I only had to March 31. So here is my question: Is this hub just a paper weight or is there any way I can use it? Can it be flashed with something else? Can it connect to something I can run? The only thing I bought it for was a thermostat. Thanks!